Guyana Cup horse race meet set for August 19


The Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee is busy putting systems in place to stage the 12th annual Guyana Cup horse race meet, billed for August 19 at the Rising Sun Turf Club.

Regarded as the biggest horse race meet in Guyana, the event is once again tipped to attract the leading animals, jockeys and trainers in the sport, providing lucrative prizes for the champions of the various races.

The 10-race programme will gallop off at noon, but gates would be open from 10:00h.

The C Class and Lower 1600m event is the feature race of the day, with a top purse of $3,875,000. This race is open to all imported and locally bred horses of all classes, and of all ages and sex.

The main supporting race is the Three-year-old Derby, a 1100m event with a top prize of $2,000,000. This race will feature only Guyana bred horses.

The G1 and Lower 1400m race will see the winner carting of $1,550,000. Guyana and West Indian bred horses classified G1 and Lower and imported horses classified E3 and Lower who did not earn in their last race are eligible to compete in this race.

The other races, distance and top prize are: H3 and Lower (1100m; $1,350,000); Two-year-old Guyana bred (1100m; $680,000); I Class and Lower (1400m; $581,000); J3 and Lower (1400m; $485,000); L Class (1400m; $390,000); L Class (1400m; $390,000); and L Class (1100m; $290,000).

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